Goal-line technology will be used at the Copa América Centenario, the tournament’s organizing committee announced on Wednesday.
The committee announced that Hawk-Eye will be the goal-line technology (GLT) provider for all matches at this summer’s special tournament. The first company to receive a FIFA goal-line technology license, Hawk-Eye was used during the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Their system will be installed in all 10 Copa América stadiums before the tournament begins.
The Hawk-Eye system features seven cameras per goal and uses control software to track the ball within the goal area. Referees are informed whether or not a goal has been scored within one second of the incident via a vibration and visual signal on each official’s watch.
A special one-off tournament featuring 10 teams from South America and six countries from North and Central America and the Caribbean, the Copa América Centenario will begin on June 3 when the US faces Colombia at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The tournament will conclude on June 26 with the final at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.